Teletype tells story of JFK death

Royce Atkinson was working at local radio station KVFC on Nov. 22, 1963, when the news came on the teletype that, while on a visit in Dallas, President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade had been shot at, and the president has sustained grievous injuries.

After the day’s news was done, all the teletype sheets were thrown away. Royce saw the value in the teletypes for that fateful day and retrieved them out of the trash.

See them on display at the Cortez Public Library until Dec. 21. The library is at 202 N. Park St., and may be reached by calling 565-8117.